27 05, 2016

UBR: May 23-27

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Monday, May 23: Are you a Human Resources professional? Do you help make decisions regarding health care for your organization? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we have the forum for you. As employers play a vital role in the purchasing of healthcare services and with the implementation of the Affordable Care [...]

27 05, 2016

Small Business Month Feature: Publik Coffee Roasters

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Since 1963, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and economy. The month of May aims to honor our nation’s 28 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them. This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the entrepreneurs, business innovators and startup creators [...]

27 05, 2016

Utah’s Infrastructure Game Recap

By | May 27th, 2016|Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

During the recent 2016 Infrastructure Week, the Utah Transportation Coalition hosted Utah’s Infrastructure Game with ITS Solutions with Blaine D. Leonard, Utah Department of Transportation ITS Program Manager & Jack Vines Chief of Strategy and Growth at data-analytic start-up, Blyncsy. This blog post provides a recap of discussion considered during this event. Paradigm Shift: Intelligent [...]

26 05, 2016

H.B. 251: What’s Next for Non-Competes

By | May 26th, 2016|Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

One very real risk that businesses face is protecting the viability of the intellectual property and trade secrets associated with their products and services. To minimize this risk, employers have sought to protect their legitimate interests through voluntary contracts known as non-compete agreements. In most cases, these agreements state that an employee will not compete [...]

25 05, 2016

What the Defense Trade Secrets Act Means for Business

By | May 25th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

The Need In a growing global economy businesses have growing security concerns over the protection of their property and trade secrets. Fair competition is essential for the protection of businesses and their employees, and the health of both the local and national economies. With normal business conducted on both intra-national and international levels state laws [...]

24 05, 2016

Overtime Regulation & Utah

By | May 24th, 2016|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Utah employers will definitely be feeling the heat this summer. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new overtime regulation that will raise the eligibility ceiling for overtime pay from its current $23,660 annually to $47,476 —nearly doubling the salary test. Initially, overtime protections in the workplace were implemented by the Fair Labor Standards [...]

20 05, 2016

UBR: May 16-20

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May 16, 2016 At the Salt Lake Chamber we always want our members to have a great experience. That’s why we started an event called Chamber Launch. With Chamber Launch we have One Goal: to Launch You or Your Business to the Next Level of Success Come meet with other aspiring entrepreneurs and established business [...]

20 05, 2016

Small Business Month Feature: Apple Beer

By | May 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Since 1963, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and economy. The month of May aims to honor our nation’s 28 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them. This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the entrepreneurs, business innovators and startup creators [...]

20 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Investment in Infrastructure Creates Immeasurable Benefits

By | May 20th, 2016|Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

America’s greatest transportation project ever – the Transcontinental Railroad – was completed right here in Utah. Businessmen, politicians, clergy and hundreds of workers gathered May 10, 1869, along a stretch of Utah desert as the ceremonial last spike was driven at Promontory Summit to connect the country’s east and west.  The event, in which the [...]